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1979 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-America Teams

1979 -ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams
NCAA Div. I All-America First Team
Pos. Player
School State
P Derek Tatsuno   Hawaii HI
P Jerry Gleaton   Texas TX
C Herb Orensky   Delaware DE
1B Tim Wallach   Cal State Fullerton CA
2B Mike Gates   Pepperdine CA
SS Randy Ingle   Appalachian State NC
3B Murphy Su'a   Brigham Young UT
OF Mark Seeger   Northern Arizona AZ
OF Mike Kelley   Mississippi State MS
OF Robb Townley   Long Beach State CA
DH Mark Strucher   Georgia Southern GA
NCAA Div. I All-America Second Team
Pos. Player
School State
P Bob Schroeck   Southern Illinois IL
P Tim Leary   UCLA CA
C Ron Reynolds   Arkansas AR
1B Jack Upton   Colorado State CO
2B Craig Patterson   Florida State FL
SS Dave Pagel   Central Michigan MI
3B Dan Hanggie   Cal State Fullerton CA
OF Mike Echstenkamper
Ohio OH
OF Jim Auten   UCLA CA
DH Greg Brock   Wyoming WY
NCAA Div. I All-America Third Team
Pos. Player
School State
P Colin McLaughlin   Connecticut CT
P Ken Kurtz   Mississippi State MS
C Bill Dierberger   Northwestern IN
1B Thomas Thompson   Georgia Tech GA
3B John King   Brown RI
OF Joe Bruno   Texas TX
OF Marc Thomas   Brigham Young UT
OF Randy LaVigne   Connecticut CT
DH Brad Mills   Arizona AZ
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About the ABCA
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 15,000 members represent all 50 states and 41 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include nine divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School, Youth and Travel Baseball.
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